Filmmaker: Mikey Delgado

A confession at line 16 by Mikey Delgado

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I had already decided to feature author-made videopoems this week when this one from Mikey Delgado appeared in my Vimeo feed. Delgado is a North London poet and blogger; this is his first new post on Vimeo in three years. Here’s the description:

a film by Foy Migado (Mikey Delgado) featuring a text and reading from Mikey and the music of the inestimable my hot air balloon ( in a roundtable at The Ephraim Cockle Centre for Poesy, discussing via an entertainment the manifest and the latent; the impulse for, and the evolution of, a text and its will to exist; response to horror, retreat from horror, pseudo conversion into art, exculpatory codas, metaphors for the poet’s will to register an experience; texts as arrows with no targets; poets standing naked in the woods.

Click through to read the poem.

Driver, out by Mikey Fatboy Delgado

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In a new twist on the poetry-film trope of footage shot from a moving train, Mikey Fatboy Delgado riffs on public address-system announcements and has a driver on the London Underground waxing philosophical.

there is about half a white moon tonight

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The poem by London writer Mikey Fatboy Delgado is performed by Foy Migado and Kemoe Hopscotch. See YouTube for the text of the poem.

Advert for Clinic 5 Psych Ward Poetry Circle (All Welcome) by Mikey Fatboy Delgado

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London writer and long-time blogger Mikey Fatboy Delgado has just begun to make videopoems. This is, I think, his second.